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Buxton Imperial Black

Brewed by Buxton
Style: Black IPA
Buxton, England
Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 444   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 82   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Keg & Bottle conditioned; Regular. Has been seen on Cask.

Full bodied jet-black ale with a pale-tan head. Abundant fresh hop aromas suggesting zesty citrus pulp and forest fruits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GreenCat (37) - SLOVENIA - OCT 23, 2016
0,5 l on tap at Sir Williams Pub. Pours dark brown with thick tan head. A lot going on in the nose, milk, chocolate, roasted malt, some molasses, plenty of tropical fruit and citrus, some pine and general fruity notes, pears and peaches. Taste is a nice balance of sweet and bitter on top of fruitiness mixed with roasty noes, coffee and chocolate. Slick palate, average carbonation and a nice long hoppy bitter finish. Nicely balanced and drinkable BIPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1202) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 19, 2016
0.33l bottle. Black body, light brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, lemongrass, grapefruit and grass. Taste of chocolate, caramel, grapeseed, pineapple and grapefruit. The finish has a quite intense hop bitterness. Medium bodied with a lower than average carbonation. Very nice BIPA!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1692) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2016
33cl bottle. Dark brown pour with a tall tan head with OK retention. Notes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, pine resin, dank cellar, bitter hops. Medium body, high carbonation and roasty and hoppy-bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LesArgen (317) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 27, 2016
There’s a nice balance of alcohol, hops and malt at the beginning, with notes of grapefruit, pine, honey, toast and coffee, but the taste of burned toast gradually grows stronger and stronger until it’s the overwhelming aftertaste. Starts well, finishes a little too strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evilkniamhel (579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 17, 2016
On keg at Ushers bar. Pours opaque black. Nose of chocolate, malts, toffee, nz hops. Taste is biscuity, malty, bit of fruit, bourbon biscuits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dysenteri (152) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2016
Bottle from Etre Gourmet. Pitch black, beige head. Chocolate, lots of roasted coffee. Great flavours, bitterness from the roasted malts is good. Supernice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ulysse (441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - SEP 2, 2016
Light hop aroma for IPA. Aroma gets a bit malty. Heavy roasting and low carbonation. Description on the back of the bottle doesn’t give a matching sensory account of its content in my humble opinion. In short heavy roasting and average bitterness with some shy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hohops (821) - Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2016
Appearance is black, opaque, a 2-finger cream head which quickly settles. Aroma- citrus fruit, orange, pineapple, malts, hint of milky coffee. Taste- lots of chocolatey malt running through, toasty malt, chewy toffee, bitter fruity hops, caramel, coffee, a bit more chocolate. Bitter and slightly chewy mouthfeel. Excellent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2056) - Warszawa, POLAND - AUG 3, 2016
Buxton Brewery by Imperial Black Rami Rami is drinking an Imperial Black by Buxton Brewery at Powiśle 20 dni od rozlewu. aromaty zywiczno-cytrusowo-zbozowe glownie. W ustach iglakowe, wytrawne, spora goryczka. Calosc bardzo intensywna.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ShivanDragon (3508) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2016
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2016 Holiday, top-50 fun hunt. #-6. Pours very dark brown to black with a nice fine light brown head. Aroma of laurel, hop, licorice, roasted malts. Taste quity some laurel, pine, hops, above average bitterness, dry, hoppy, resinous, nice however not great,

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